Tag Archives: voting

Only vote while sober, please!

When I stepped into the convenience store on Avenida America in Cochabamba, I noticed something strange. A large section of the shop was cordoned off with black linen. It was the alcohol section. “What happened?” I asked the shopkeeper, “Did … Continue reading

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MA Dissertation on Prisoner Disenfranchisement

Don’t worry, I don’t expect anyone to read this. But for the record and maybe for future reference of some other students working on the same subject, here is my dissertation with a critical look on the political philosophy of … Continue reading

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Ethical Dilemmas on Election Day

For election day, I would like you to imagine the following scenarios and tell me in the comments how you would decide and for what reasons. Scenario 1: Imagine you are a strong supporter of Barack Obama. You are 100% … Continue reading

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Election Boycott – What is it good for?

If this headline reminds you of the 1970 song “War” by Edwin Starr, then you already have your answer: “Absolutely nothing!” In pseudo-democratic to openly oppressive countries around the world, opposition parties and candidates regularly face a tough choice: Should … Continue reading

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